Take Your Haptic Actuators Off Of Me, You Damned Dirty Touchscreen!

Touchscreens just got a boost with Immersion's latest "Tactile Touchscreen" technology, the TouchSense. Now, instead of merely using the touch screen as a keyboard and mouse replacement, you can literally "feel" the interface as you interact. With embedded haptic actuators into the screen, buttons, scroll bars, and other interface regulars can be "felt" as they appear. We're trying to avoid mentioning how the porn industry intends to use this device but the obvious joke is "hard" to avoid. It gets better when you hear that Immersion's intentions with the TouchSense are to synchronize the tactile sensations with sound and graphical images, allowing for even more immersive experiences than ever "felt" before.

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